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Athletes, sexual assault, and trials by media : narrative immunity

Author: Deb Waterhouse-Watson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge research in sport, culture and society, 22.
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Since footballer sexual assault became top news in 2004, six years after the first case was reported, much has been written in the news media about individual cases, footballers and women who have sex with them. Deb Waterhouse-Watson reveals how media representations of recent sexual assault cases involving Australian footballers amount to ""trials by media"", trials that result in acquittal. The stories told about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Waterhouse-Watson, Deb.
Athletes, sexual assault, and trials by media.
New York : Rotuledge, 2013
(DLC) 2012037991
(OCoLC)798061901
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deb Waterhouse-Watson
ISBN: 9781135123529 1135123527 9780415658386 0415658381 9781299148291 1299148298
OCLC Number: 827993480
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages).
Contents: Athletes, Sexual Assault, and "Trials by Media" NarrativeImmunity; Copyright; Contents; A Note on Terminology; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Story of Rape: Narrating Sexual Assault Involving Footballers; 2 Narrative Immunity: Patterns of Deflecting Blame; 3 Narrative Exile: Silencing the Feminine; 4 The Male Footballer's Imaginary Body: Legitimating Sexual Violence; 5 Rape Is Not a Team Sport: Militarism, Alcohol and Team Bonding; 6 The Official Story: Bad Apples, Heroes, and (Naughty) Little Boys; 7 Fighting Words: Alternative Strategies for Narrating Sexual Assault. Conclusion: Breaking the DifférendAfterword: The End of an Affair; Appendix 1: Reported Cases of Footballer Sexual Assault, 1998-2011; Appendix 2: Tables of Cited Television Programs; Appendix 3: AFL and NRL Clubs and Nicknames; Appendix 4: Glossary of Australian News Outlets; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Routledge research in sport, culture and society, 22.
Responsibility: by Deb Waterhouse-Watson.
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Since footballer sexual assault became top news in 2004, six years after the first case was reported, much has been written in the news media about individual cases, footballers and women who have sex with them. Deb Waterhouse-Watson reveals how media representations of recent sexual assault cases involving Australian footballers amount to ""trials by media"", trials that result in acquittal. The stories told about footballers and women in the news media evoke stereotypes such as the ""gold digger"", ""woman scorned"" and the ""predatory woman"", which cast doubt on the alleged victims' cla.

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